We have developed a market-leading practice in the waste and resource management sector with extensive technical knowledge and cross-border expertise accumulated from our involvement in major projects in the UK over the last five years. Our waste and resource management team offers our clients up-to-date, industry aware knowledge of the issues relevant both to the public and the private sector as they seek solutions that meet their regulatory obligations.
Our lawyers advise on all aspects of waste and resource management activities, including procuring, consenting, constructing and financing new infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions in the sector, regulation of activities, regulatory compliance and enforcement.
As businesses diversify and compete for renewable energy opportunities, our experience in the mainstream waste and resource management sector can also prove invaluable in areas such as environmental consenting and large-scale regeneration schemes. We offer clients practical and commercial advice across a broad range of legal disciplines including corporate, environmental, finance, planning, construction, projects, property, and public sector.
We have used Shepherd and Wedderburn for a number of years for large projects, corporate and property work. They provide focused and commercially oriented advice on a par with the best City of London firms. Value for money is exceptional and client care paramount. I would not hesitate in recommending them.
A leading waste operator
Advising on two major competitive dialogue procurements for a leading operator and a series of short term restricted procedure procurements for a local authority.
Acting on corporate restructuring and acquisitions of a waste distribution facility, permitted wind farm sites and chemical waste service, including transfer of permits and the allocation of liabilities for contamination.
Energy from waste proposals and appeals
Acting on energy from waste proposals and appeals for Grundon Waste Management, Combined Power and Heat (Highland) Limited and Buchan CHP Limited.
Advising insolvency practitioners in respect of advice on Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment, producer responsibility registration, storage of waste oil and Waste Management Licence surrender.
Advised on the landfilling of inert and hazardous waste, landfill gas extraction and drafting legal documentation in support.
Licensing and regulation
Advising on waste licensing and regulatory matters, including several investigations and prosecutions.
Viridor Waste Management Limited
Acted on behalf of Viridor in two recent planning inquiries for waste proposals. We were recently successful in obtaining permission for a £200 million energy from waste facility at Dunbar and work on the Portobello waste transfer station is ongoing.
Waste contract procurement
Working with Viridor on the South Lanarkshire Council and West Lothian Council procurements for Residual Waste Treatment Infrastructure, which are being procured following a competitive dialogue procedure. A number of other waste infrastructure procurement projects are now underway but at early stages, including City of Edinburgh/Midlothian. We continue to advise Perth and Kinross Council on their waste contract procurement programme.
Acting on several planning appeals for waste operators around Scotland, including a recent inquiry success under the new rules resulting in the grant of consent for a market-leading energy from waste facility.
Waste Resources Fund LP (managed by FourWinds Capital Management)
Advised Waste Resources Fund on its provision of an expansion capital funding package of up to £14 million to Monsal Holdings Limited, the UK's leading advanced digestion technology business.